Meet our new pastor!

Your pastor search team is excited to report that on Sunday, March 8, at a special called business meeting, the members of Hyland Heights Baptist Church voted 99% affirmative to call Dr. Josh Carter to serve as the next Senior Pastor of our church.

updates and prayer requests from our team

the pastor search team

The covenant

As a member of the pastor search committee of Hyland Heights Baptist Church, I gladly covenant to participate in the work of the committee according to the following agreements.

Covenant of Ethical Behavior

I agree to relate to each member in a manner consistent with the ethical standards characterized by Jesus Christ.


Covenant of Spiritual Preparation

I agree to make Bible study and prayer ongoing priorities in my life.


Covenant of Prayer

I agree to pray daily for each committee member and for the work of the church.


Covenant of Unity

I agree to work in unity, not regarding myself as of more value than others, “diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us” (Eph. 4:3).


Covenant of Honesty and Openness

I agree to be honest and open with others on the committee, always seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance so that the fruit of the Spirit identified in Galatians 5:22-23 will characterize my participation.

Covenant of Confidentiality

I agree to refrain from discussing with persons outside the committee, including members of my family, information shared in committee meetings unless the committee agrees to release information to other church members.


Covenant of Transparency

I agree to be prepared to give regular updates on the progress of the search team, once such information is approved for release outside the search committee.


Covenant of Faithfulness

I agree to remain faithful to the church and its ministries so that church members will have confidence in the committee and so that I can effectively and honestly interpret the work of the church to prospective pastors

being considered by the committee

Shawn Ames

Jared Holley

Steve Isaacs

Carmen Kerr

Brian Kidd

Karen Neas

Gary Straw

Brandon Waggoner

Donna Witt